IF&W Rulemaking Proposals

Agency: 09-137 Inland Fisheries and Wildlife

Chapter Number and Title: Chapter 24 - Licensed Guides

Statutory Authority: 12 MRSA Section 12851

Contact Person for this Filing: Becky Orff, Inland Fisheries & Wildlife, 284 State Street, 41 State House Station, Augusta, ME  04333-0041, Email: Becky.Orff@maine.gov Telephone: (207) 287-5202

Public Hearing: None scheduled - one may be requested.

Deadline for Comments: January 16, 2015

Brief Summary: The Department is proposing to amend rules as they pertain to licensed guides to include a requirement for those who guide standup paddle boarders in Maine. In addition to the other recreational sports, those receiving remuneration for trips involving standup paddle boards will be required to hold a valid guides license. The rule will apply to guided paddle sports both on inland and tidal waters. Please contact the agency rulemaking contact person above for a complete copy of the proposed rule.


Agency: 09-137 Inland Fisheries and Wildlife

Chapter Number and Title: Chapter 1 - Open Water and Ice Fishing Regulations

Statutory Authority: 12 MRSA Section 10104

Contact Person for this Filing: Becky Orff, Inland Fisheries & Wildlife, 284 State Street, 41 State House Station, Augusta, ME  04333-0041, Email: Becky.Orff@maine.gov Telephone: (207) 287-5202

Public Hearing:

December 4, 2014 @ 6:30pm – Greenville Consolidated School, Learning Lab, 130 Pritham Avenue, Greenville

Deadline for Comments: December 15, 2014

Brief Summary: The Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife has been petitioned to consider the following fishing regulation and remove the sunset provision for ice fishing on First Roach Pond, Piscataquis County:

First Roach, First and North Inlet, Frenchtown Twp., Piscataquis County - S-4, S-19, S-26. Open to ice fishing from February 1 - February 28: S-4, S-8, S-19, S-26, closed to the taking of salmon; all salmon caught must be released immediately without removal from the water.